Type of book work: Other
Artist's / designer's statements
This book is the only edition of Leswikana and forms part of a larger body of work; a research project that includes the collection, documentation, categorisation, contextualisation, preservation and dissemination of contemporary Northern Sotho oral culture in the Blouberg area of Limpopo, South Africa.
The book contains six pages with drawings that are hand embroidered, illustrating the use of a traditional medicine (muti), leswikana, to heal pain and injury.
Accompanying texts, written in Sepedi and English and thereafter embroidered, explain the illustrations. The book is hand bound.
Created by embroiderers of the Mogalakwena Craft Art Project - Elisa Ngoepe, Asnath Tshipu, Sina Mathikithela, Esther Makgato, Sanna Mokgaha, Selina Phukela, Asnat Makubila, Violet Maribeng, Selina Mokgaha, Regina Boloka, Paulina Makobela, Lenny Motsoko, Rebecca Sepaela, Catherine Mpe, Anna Mpe and Elbé Coetsee.